CNPDI were delighted to welcome back alumnus and friend Lydia Ssenyonga in April. Lydia tells us about what her time at CNPDI has meant to her, and shares her hopes for the future of children's nursing in Uganda.
We recently caught up with Sr Debra Mbambo about her postgraduate studies in Critical Care Children's nursing and what it means to her to be one of two recipients of the Marjorie McIntosh Postgraduate Bursary in Child Nursing and Midwifery for 2015.
The Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative hosts five Medical students for a Short Study Module (SSM) on African healthcare, paediatric nursing in Africa, the work of the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative and principles of Family Centred Care.
Professor Jean Johnson, the founding Dean of the School of Nursing at the George Washington University (GWU), visits with the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative to begin assisting in what is to be an extensive refinement and evaluation process for the new Professional Masters in Child Nursing Programme.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences hosted a short ‘Ebola seminar’ on the 28 October 2014 to assist the Faculty in beginning to develop an appropriate response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and to raise awareness of the epidemic among University of Cape Town staff. Jean Brown was able to attend the seminar and provides a summary of events.
Simon recently joined the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative in hosting a SAPA and SAAPS Pre-Congress workshop at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on “Leadership: creating work that matters in a 24/7/365 economy”. Here he shared some of the principles that guide his strengths-based approach to workforce management.
We caught up with Tracy Ann Castle to find out about her recent trip to Blantyre, Malawi. Tracy’s trip makes her the first ever South African student from the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative postgraduate children’s nursing programmes to do a clinical placement in an African Paediatric Fellowship Partnership (APFP) country.